Share your brainwave with our thinkers: Shaikh Mohammed
If you have a brainwave, share it with thinkers in Dubai. His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, is inviting suggestions from the public as part of a nation-wide brainstorming session.
“We have decided to dedicate two days to discuss upgrading the health and education sectors. I would like to let all members of the society to take part in this meeting to discuss education and health issues, which concern all of us, and we want to unite around these issues, and suggest new thoughts in development,” he said.
Shaikh Mohammed urged everybody to take part in it, and help provide decision makers with ideas and suggestions to upgrade education and health. A two-day meeting will be held with all the ministers within the forthcoming days, he tweeted in his official account.
Twitter users can post suggestions by using the hashtag #UAEBrainStorm. Other ways to send in suggestions include submitting ideas through the Prime Minister’s website (http://www.uaepm.ae) or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many positive concepts will be discussed, he said, and expressed upbeat on participations and our capability in developing these two sectors.
“We are familiar with our people to have the creative and renewed thoughts and solutions,” he added.
The new twitter hashtag was active within a few minutes of the announcement as several UAE residents contributed several suggestions. Talal Banimalik (@talalbanimalik) tweeted: “We need quality not quantity when it comes to private schools and universities #uaebrainstorm”.:
Mafaza (@travelndfoodww) tweeted: “Need to distribute recyclable bags free instead of selling for a price to encourage reusing. People opt for shopping bags.”
Salami (@Salami_AH), a student at the American University of Sharjah said: “When selecting teachers, a foreigner isn’t necessarily the better. #uaebrainstorm”.
She also added: “Students must be trained for the university, wasting a year or two for Toefl shouldn’t be necessary.”